Biography & Education

Biography

Coming from a family filled with medical experts, becoming a physician was an easy choice for Dr. Jeff Pavelka. "I was attracted to the science, as well as the humanistic principles of medicine," says Dr. Pavelka. "I try to focus on the individual person rather than the specific condition."

Dr. Pavelka believes his most important role as a medical provider is to instill wellness and prevention into his patients' lives. "Being able to educate my patients about how to get and stay healthy is as important as diagnosing and treating illness," he says.

After earning his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pavelka completed his internship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Nova Southeastern University in Wellington, Fla. Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Dr. Pavelka was born and raised in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his dogs. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, diabetes

Education

Medical degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago
Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine: Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, Fla.

Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Fax 503-582-4999

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (133 Ratings, 35 Comments)

100

04/26/2016
Dr Pavelka is a great Dr. He always listens and has the right answers. he and his staff are wonderful and I'm very fortunate to have him!
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

04/20/2016
The last two times I have had blood work done I never got a call explaining what the test results meant. On the most recent one I made contact wanting to know more but only received a short reply that everything looked fine. There was no mention of any next steps in diagnosing some current health issues I have. Will be looking for another provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/18/2016
my doctor great..its the referfals that give me all the issue..not getting the help i really need for my pain issue.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/27/2016
This provider listens and takes the time for me every time I see him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/25/2016
Dr. Pavelka is a good listener as well as health care provider. He even asks questions about things we talked about in previous visits. He is very easy to talk to and seems to genuinely care about me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/13/2016
Good listener, interested in my questions
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2016
I absolutely love Dr Pavelka. He makes me never feel embarrassed or dumb for my questions or ailments. He also is very knowledgeable on questions I ask. We're a good match, which is hard to find in a PCP.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

03/08/2016
Treated me like I was an idiot on this visit. Overall very eager to get me out of his office
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

03/03/2016
He came off to me as somewhat arrogant and pretentious. I fully understand I am not a doctor, but I do research things pertaining to my own health and well-being, and was made to feel that anything I said or had researched was an affront to his education. [...] I thought, at my age of 57, that having a EKG and Echocardiogram to determine my current state, and risk of, heart problems would be prudent. He seemed to disagree, but gave the referral anyway.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

03/02/2016
Pavelka has poor bed side manners. Would not discuss health issues, wanted put my view down [...]. New patient, visit to introduce ourselves(Left Prov. two yrs. ago). Looking at my two year old records made up his mind about treatment without review of most current (at least two years) health history from current doctor [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/25/2016
Dr. Pavelka strikes a good balance between efficiency and personal attention, moving quickly overall while also taking time to listen to my questions and concerns before making recommendations.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
Dr. Palveka(sp) is a wonderful doctor. He listened to me, remembered me from a visit from a year ago.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/02/2016
I'd like more teaching about my condition
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2016
My wife and I moved to Vancouver 7 months ago. I feel comfortable with Dr. Pavelka and his staff and that's why I continue to see him despite the move.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

01/24/2016
5 minute appointment. No exam. Just entered info on the computer. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/17/2016
I would rate the Doctor higher,but the problem is with the system. Overbooking where appointments are 15 minutes long is not a way to have high quality care. The doctor has to rush to meet the needs of patient [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/24/2015
When I came in he was prepared, asked questions and then let me ask questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/22/2015
When I arrived I was not in a good mood and the receptionist was very kind and patient with me. She did a good job of remaining professional despite my somewhat unreasonable request. I initially did not want to see a male doctor, however Dr. Pavelka was the only one available. I have to admit that Dr. Pavelka changed my opinion of male doctors. He did an outstanding job of listening to me, evaluating my issues and prescribing resolution.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/20/2015
I went in for Physical but had a very short visit and what I consider based on prior physical exams I had a very superficial examination. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/08/2015
I would expect more feedback as to why I feel so bad. What a specialist might be able to do for me. (Is it worth my while)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/26/2015
I was establishing a new primary care physician. Dr. Pavelka and all office staff were very friendly and knowledgeable
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/03/2015
Dr. Pavelka has always been very responsive to any problems I have told him about and expedites other business for me, such as ordering prescriptions, referrals, etc., immediately.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/28/2015
get result same day visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/25/2015
I have been very impressed with the care and quality of care and efficiency of Dr. Pavelka
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2015
the best!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2015
Dr. Pavelka is great!!!! I would recommend him to everyone
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/19/2015
very good care
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

08/04/2015
I would've liked more updates on my test results. For example, telling me when it arrived at the lab, when it has been returned back to the doctor, when the doctor is reviewing it, etc. This might not be the case with all patients but I wanted those updates and I had to call the office to get the results when they've been received and just sitting there waiting to get released to me. It was irritating.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/03/2015
answered all my questions and changed my blood pressure meds
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
I had a great experience, as per usual. Dr. Palveka is supportive, knowledgeable and personable. The rest of the staff i come in to contact is also amazing. Great team!
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/21/2015
Listened, was not judgmental, example -- helped link how emotional health was contributing to real physical issues in a way that was helpful and not judgemental or dismissive of those physical issues
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07/15/2015
I asked the doctor for help with diet and exercise plans. I don't know much about either of those. He told me that I [...] should know this already, then told me to look it up online. He did give me a number to call for a psychologist, which was helpful and I appreciate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/12/2015
It was a great visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/08/2015
Was given a Referral called them 2 times to set up appointment they told me that my doctor has not called it in yet. so called the doctors office 2 times to get this taken care of and have not heard back from them on any of my calls .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/08/2015
[...] i think he is great
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